We recently celebrated Active Schools' Week in our school. The children in all classes were involved in various sports and activities, both indoors and outdoors! From soccer, to basketball, to obstacle courses and playrground games, the children all got really active and had loads of fun!
Múinteoirí Ann Marie and Michelle were extremely proud coaches after the amazing effort the pupils put in... Bringing home 10 medals in total! Well done, all your hard work paid off!
Last week our Sixth Class pupils had their official primary school graduation! We are so proud of all of the boys and girls, as they get ready to leave our school and embark on the next stage of their education in secondary school. They have all worked very hard throughout their time in Merlin Woods Primary School and we will miss seeing them everyday!
Our Wellbeing Garden was such a relaxing, peaceful and calm space to be in. At the beginning of summer, we even had some fairy visitors! Múinteoir Karmel and Múinteoir Damien did such a great job at creating this space and the people at Bloom Garden Festival 2017 agreed! Earlier this month, a miniature version of our garden was displayed in Dublin as part of the festival and our school was the only school selected for the Postcard Garden category!
There was great excitement this spring, as we waited and watched for our eggs to hatch in the incubator, in our indoor garden. It was fantastic to watch as the eggs suddenly cracked open! Once the chicks were big enough, they even visited us in our classrooms!
We're very proud of the various charity work that the children and staff regularly do in our school. It is important that our whole school community has a sense of belonging, caring, and looking after each other and others. We are our Merlin Woods Family. At Christmas time, the Christmas Jumper Day raised money for Gorta, while lots of families also brought in shoe boxes of gifts for Team Hope and our staff all donated gifts to COPE Galway as our secret Santa. We are grateful for the support of others when we need it and we are glad to support others in their time of need
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